2017 Stratford Festival Residency

October 30, 2017 (All day) - November 2, 2017 (All day)
Snyder-Phillips Hall
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48825
United States

Each fall semester, the RCAH participates in the Stratford Festival’s Michigan residency program. Their group of young actors are in town for a week to take part in variety of educational outreach activities, including a discussion with RCAH 202 students on Monday, October 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the RCAH Theater. Separate workshops with RCAH 202 sections will be held during regular class meeting times on Tuesday, October 31, and Thursday, November 2.

About the Residency Program

Michigan State University and The MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts are proud to partner with North America's largest classical repertory theater, the internationally renowned Stratford Festival of Canada, for a series of annual teaching and performing residencies. The Residency provides students and community members with opportunities to meet professional theater artists, gain insight into the creative process, and explore the works of classic playwrights through master classes and lecture-demonstrations.

During the residency, teaching artists from the Stratford Festival are integrated into classrooms to discuss topics from the classic works of Shakespeare including historical and cultural perspectives of plays, methods of staged interpretations and careers in theatre. The residency will include sessions on acting, costume construction, auditioning, movement, scene design, voice, education, world literature and more.

Sessions will be taught by working professionals from the Stratford Festival of Canada. The students will work closely with Stratford Festival actors on voice, verse, stage movement, text analysis, exploring the language, and examining character. 

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